Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White



New Guardhouse or Neue Wache in Berlin

It was originally built as a guardhouse for the troops of the Prince of Prussia and dates back to 1818.
In 1931 the building was redesigned as a memorial to commemorate the victims of WW1.
It now serves as the "Central Memorial for the Victims of War and Dictatorship".
Kaethe Kollwitz`s sculpture "Mother with her dead son" dominates the building now and is placed directly under the oculus, exposed to the elements.
For me it is the most moving sculpture, symbolising the suffering of all human beings in times of war or dictatorship.


8 comments:

  1. Hi! Beautiful photo! The story is very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Excellent photo, with great texture and light. It must be an amazing place to visit, full of emotion.

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  3. One of my favorite memorials. So simple, yet so moving. Kollwitz was a talented lady.

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  4. I tried to leave a comment on Sunday...but for some reason it was rejected...so trying this again. This is so impactful...I can see why you captured it...this is definitely going on the list to see one day!

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  5. Great light and texture. Well done

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